The Advisory Council guides the work of Higher Ed for Higher Standards coalition as we continue our efforts to improve college readiness and success across the country. We are very pleased to be able to assemble a leading group of transformational higher education leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to student success by supporting more rigorous academic standards and strong partnerships with K-12 to help expand college access and readiness.

Rob Anderson, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees

Rob Anderson, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association | View Bio

J. Noah Brown, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees

J. Noah Brown, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees | View Bio

Robert Caret, Chancellor, University of Maryland

Robert Caret, Chancellor, University of Maryland | View Bio

Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College

Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College | View Bio

Mary Graham, President, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Chair-Elect of AACC Executive Committee

Mary S. Graham, President, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Chair-Elect of AACC Executive Committee

Martha Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow, New York University

Martha Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow, New York University | View Bio

Rebecca Martin, Executive Director, National Association of System Heads

Rebecca Martin,
Executive Director, National Association of System Heads
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Brian Noland, President, East Tennessee State University

Brian Noland, President, East Tennessee State University | View Bio

Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York
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Former Advisory Council Members:

James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Department of Higher Education

James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Department of Higher Education
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Robert Donley, Executive Director and CEO, Board of Regents of Iowa

Robert Donley, Executive Director and CEO, Board of Regents of Iowa

Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston | View Bio

Eloy Oakley, Superintendent-President, Long Beach City College

Eloy Oakley, Superintendent-President, Long Beach City College | View Bio

George Pernsteiner, Former President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

George Pernsteiner, Former President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association | View Bio